John’s epistles have enriched and equipped the followers of Christ down through the centuries. The themes—such as walking in the truth, acknowledging our proneness to sin, being wary of the lies of the antichrist, and denying ourselves the empty enticements of the world—continue to be invaluable for the people of God. This classic commentary will help contemporary Christians obtain a deeper understanding of the letters of John and experience a growing godliness in the process.
“Water washed all filth away, so that people might come before God pure and clean; and blood made expiation and pledged a full reconciliation with God. The law only foreshadowed by external symbols what was to be really and fully achieved by the Messiah.” (Page 92)
“In short, the apostle ascribes to the Spirit a sovereign presence in the elect; by his power he represses sin and does not allow it to rule and reign.” (Page 59)
“For these two things—being cleansed by the blood of Christ and being cleansed by works—can never be harmonized” (Page 22)
“if we desire to enjoy Christ and his blessings, we have to be conformed to God in righteousness and holiness” (Page 20)
“Christ’s intercession is a continual application of his death for our salvation” (Page 28)
John Calvin (1509–1564) was perhaps the Reformation’s most influential Bible teacher. He had a powerful influence on many Christian leaders, including John Knox, John Bunyan, Charles Spurgeon, William Carey, George Whitefield, and Jonathan Edwards. Known best for his Institutes of the Christian Religion, Calvin also wrote landmark expositions on most of the books of the Bible. In addition to Calvin’s commentary on Genesis in this collection, Logos also offers Calvin’s 500 Collection (108 volumes) and the Institutes of the Christian Religion.